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(MSNBC)   Tornados II: Electric Boogaloo now showing in OKC. Duck and cover   ( divider line
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2003-05-10 01:50:52 AM  
Awesome headline.
Remember kids- duck and cover.
Works for lava too.
2003-05-10 01:51:17 AM  
I hope the Federal building doesnt get blown over

oh wait, nevermind
2003-05-10 01:53:44 AM  
I thought the twisters had toned down their bohemian ways.
2003-05-10 01:54:14 AM  
I'm in Fort Wayne, Indiana... we had one 10 miles west of here.....probably weak, though

softball sized hail, i hear...awesome lightning to watch

80' and more severe storms tomorrow
2003-05-10 01:54:30 AM  
My previous post will make no sense 24 hours from now, huh?
2003-05-10 01:55:57 AM  
I'm glad I don't live there......
2003-05-10 01:56:02 AM  
I live in the Okc metro area (Norman to be exact). Mother nature is trying to give me a farking heart attack...
2003-05-10 01:56:59 AM  
Udo - When did you start worrying about making any sense?
2003-05-10 02:02:05 AM  
As long as the tornados dont move to the suburbs and start driving minivans.....
2003-05-10 02:09:14 AM  

I thought lava was more of a Stop, Drop and Roll kinda thing...
2003-05-10 02:10:57 AM  

I lived there 3 years ago.
Is Lindsey still a craptastic street?
2003-05-10 02:12:25 AM  
I'm in Tulsa...lots of hail when I left work. Glad we ate Hooters tonight because those wing buckets make good "hail-helmets"...
2003-05-10 02:14:51 AM  
This one missed my new house by about a quarter mile...and my sister by about a block...and my uncles by about a block. My mother is 5 miles away and she was in her farking shelter. =) Me..I was watching it on TV.

But it is May in Oklahoma. Tornados happen.

This one has lasted for about 5 hrs now. Its heading into Tulsa as I type this post.
2003-05-10 02:24:15 AM  
I love how Mvswart says he's in Tulsa and there's hail on the way, then Shootydog notes the tornado is on the way to Tulsa.

I can see everyone wondering what happened to Mvswart about a month from now.
2003-05-10 02:28:13 AM  
Freaky, I lived in Olkahoma City 15 years ago; my mom and (at the time) stepdad were stationed at Tinker AFB.
2003-05-10 02:29:11 AM  
We're getting nailed unusually hard this year in Kansas City too.

Let me tell the folks who think people are idiots, crazy or stupid for living out here because "It's not like Tornados don't happen every year and are not expected".

You can live in the South and Southeast and experience Seasonal Hurricanes...or even the the Northeast with the blizzards and shiat...or on the West Coast and experience Random Earthquakes 24/7/365...

Personally, I'd rather be dealing with tornados.

1. Unlike an earthquake, there are warning signs before they a big storm. When one does manage to touch down, you can see it coming a couple miles away and get the hell out of it's way or take cover from it. Where do you go in an earthquake? And when are you expecting your next one?

2. Like a Hurricane, damage is relatively severe, but localized to the actual path of the thing. Unlike a Hurricane, the path of a tornado is typically only 1/4 mile across.

3. Unlike a Blizzard, a tornado lasts about 30 seconds.

4. Your chances of being affected by a tornado are pretty slim...gotta remember, the midwest is huge, and most of it is farmland.

I'll say right away, that what is happening here in the midwest lately is not normal, even by seasonal standards. It is normal for the midwest to get a few mentionable tornados a is not normal for the midwest to get this many in one week.
2003-05-10 02:36:17 AM  
I was part of the group graduating from the OU School of Meteorology tonight in Norman. We've been saying for months that on grad night there HAS to be a tornado in the local area. Yup.
2003-05-10 02:40:08 AM  
05-10-03 02:10:57 AM Begoggle

I lived there 3 years ago.
Is Lindsey still a craptastic street?

Yep. Nothing like trying to get to someone's house on Lindsey street when there's a football game. For those of you who don't know the city of Norman, Lindsey street is the shortest route from the University of Oklahoma football stadium to the closest interstate -- about 2 miles, however, it is a freaking *2 lane* road. They have to make it 1-way traffic when they have games in Norman -- huge headache for traffic. There are a few other alternate routes, but Lindsey is always plugged, no matter what.
2003-05-10 02:42:04 AM  
This sucks. I still have electricity though.
2003-05-10 02:42:53 AM  
Stupid ass tornado had to come to edmond. Took out the power in my area for several hours. Just got it back on a few minutes ago. Grrr bunny not happy.
2003-05-10 02:49:15 AM  

Can I ask why you run your site on port 81?
2003-05-10 02:58:20 AM  

Likely because Cox Communications blocks TCP/80 for subscribers.
2003-05-10 03:04:37 AM  
Well my house is still standing. What a rip-off.

2003-05-10 03:05:06 AM  
Missed my house by 6 blocks....still took out a panel of the stockade fence and the birdbath.
2003-05-10 03:08:23 AM  
05-10-03 02:10:57 AM Begoggle

I lived there 3 years ago.
Is Lindsey still a craptastic street?

Pick a street in Norman, they are all crappy: Lindsay, Chataqua, Highway 9, Jenkins, etc.

At least we have this amazing weather bubble around us. We didn't even get a thunderstorm tonight and we are 20minutes from where all hell broke loose.

Hope i haven't jinxed myself.

It's out of the metro now i'm off to bed
2003-05-10 03:15:17 AM  
report from Bixby, storm has moved out, no reports of damage, though there was a report of a tornado on the ground about 3 miles SW of here, at hwy75 and 151st. Kickass lightning show, lots of rain and wind. Gawd I love Oklahoma! Only place you can core-punch from your lazyboy.
2003-05-10 03:37:20 AM  
It WAS headed straight for south Tulsa which is where I live, fortunately the system split and the area with the tornado that kept popping up and down passed by south of the city limits and in rural areas, it is still moving through the state, but we only got your usual sever thunderstorm although we did spend a good 20 minutes crouched in a closet until that thing changed its path. You see, they don't "DO" basements in OK for the most part because the ground is mostly clay here.
2003-05-10 03:38:00 AM  
Good post Cherish.

I gotta say, I've been in Oklahoma for a better part of 25 years and I've only been in 2 tornados. One wasn't even technically a tornado, just high winds. The other, was when I was in Georgia.

Either I'm lucky, or I got connections :)

And yes, NEVER go anywhere near norman when OU is playing. It took us 2 hours to find our friends house, and it was only half a block away the entire time.

Anyway, Tulsa's in the clear now, so nothing to see here.
2003-05-10 03:41:17 AM  
Just to vent a little, we were watching X-men 2 at the theatre. They were just about ready to kick some ass at the lab thingy when they stopped the movie.

Nothing like having to suddenly stop a kickass movie to find out that there are tornado's coming when it was just fine when you walked into the theater.

I'll just finish the rest of the movie with kazaa I guess, or do it myself "shinkt".

2003-05-10 03:44:02 AM  
Well, this one missed my apartment by about 1 mile. Actually took shelter and everything... And, I've spent the last 4 hours or so driving around Oklahoma trying to help. I have about a dozen cordless spotlights, but I'm happy to say that nobody needed them. Our emergency services are evidently EXTREMELY well equipped state wide. We drove to, and called, even the smallest towns that got hit. They all were well on their way to cleaning up, and did not need assistance. They do say, however, that some help relieving the emergency personnel may be needed tommorrow or Sunday so I'll probably end up going out and helping sometime this weekend. Anyway, just thought I'd share the fact that the state of Oklahoma is EXTREMELY well prepared and EXTREMELY well equipped for such things as this. I don't need to remind you that we just had one last night, so one would think resources are spread pretty thin. They are not.

2003-05-10 03:45:01 AM  
Well yesterday I grilled out steaks while tornado sirens were going off. Tonight, was at a graduation party for a friend. Watched the news (while having a few beers), saw that it passed right over our house. Left the party to check on the house. Saw everything was ok...

Went back to party...*sigh* we're okies alright...and I will be hungover tommorrow unfortunately

P.S. It took immense concentration to get this right, I hope you farkers appreciate this...
2003-05-10 03:47:08 AM  
Hi Vixx, again.. hehe.. This one about blew my farking ass away! They said at one point that it was headed DIRECTLY at the Hefner Police Station, which I live STRAIGHT across the street from... Though, as you said, we okies are dumb sometimes. I took shelter only after standing in the center of 122nd street in an effort to see the damn thing. Luckily/Unluckily it went East of us..
2003-05-10 03:54:00 AM  
i'm scared to death of tornadoes. always have been. something about a BLACK sky just doesn't set rigth with me. fortunately for me, central texas rarely has a tornado touch down. i think the last one we had was in nov. 2002, and that was the first one i could remember actaully being in austin for quite a few years. but, this is spring. these things do happen. i just couldn't live in kansas or OK without completely freaking out and ripping my skin off out of terror when there are frequent twisters. no thanks. besides, OK sucks (sorry, i tried to be objective, but just couldn't resist. it's a natural thing here. "what's the best part about oklahoma? IH35 south in to texas." or the now leaving oklahomo sign. moblilehoma. jokelahma. ok i'm done. sorry guys).

"austin is like the gutter for tornado alley. we just catch the water runoff."
2003-05-10 03:56:52 AM  
This is awesome. Two good sized tornados in two days! YOU cant ask for more!

/avid meterology freak
2003-05-10 03:58:18 AM  
Genius, did you get a raincheck for the movie or what?
Fortunately we saw that last weekend and made it through both features.
2003-05-10 03:58:35 AM  
"austin is like a gutter" is more appropriate. Sorry we don't all wear wrinkled blue jeans and dirty t-shirts. I guess maybe we haven't caught up to the happenin Austin Texas kinda style yet.
2003-05-10 03:59:18 AM  
Nephra, that wasn't me that was watchin the movie... lol check the name.. ;)
2003-05-10 04:01:09 AM  
*slaps forehead*
ah.... okay, Unitarder?
same question, second verse, same as the first! ;)
2003-05-10 04:27:07 AM  
genius, i give you credit. the bad blood goes way back. i really don't care that much either way, but it makes for a good argument someitmes. a state is a state, and all it is is a place to live.
2003-05-10 04:36:30 AM  
DFW, knock on wood.......................
2003-05-10 04:47:09 AM  
Austin is a shiat hole. Just to incite a riot!
2003-05-10 04:49:50 AM  
Please don't ban me.
2003-05-10 04:52:27 AM  
but we can all agree that canada sucks and mexico will rob you. and that the south is full of yokels, appalachia is full of inbreeders, the east coast is weird, the northeast talks funny, the north also talks funny, the rust belt smells bad, colorado is snobby, the southwest is too hot for anyone but indians inside casinos, califonia is a shiathole, and the pacific northwest is too wet. did i forget anyone?
2003-05-10 04:53:37 AM  
i'll see your riot and raise you a nation.

sense made? none.
2003-05-10 05:08:44 AM  
Cherish: true, but, it is possible to build structures that can withstand moderately heavy earthquakes. Try to build a house (on a normal budget) that can withstand a direct hit from a tornado.
2003-05-10 05:28:07 AM  
califonia is a shiathole

I feign been offended, challenge that being the most poplulas state with an incredible growth rate (500,000 a year) is both a boon and a burden. Leaving myself open to Fark knows what.

Why would so many people want to live where so many people live?
2003-05-10 05:35:43 AM  
I downloaded the Desktop Weather thingy from the weather channel, I think it must be broke or something cause the little logo hasn't been blue in nearly a week.

And If I have to read another farking "flood statement" I'm going to go nuts!


Last time we had baseball sized hail i'm surprised the border patrol didn't drive all the way from texas to apprehend all the mexican roofers in the neighborhood.
2003-05-10 05:38:15 AM  
I dont think the stop, drop, and roll thing would work. Of course, I get all my advice from South Park, so what do I know?

Sorry it took so long to reply.
2003-05-10 09:22:30 AM  
This morning, I REALLY hate living in Oklahoma.
Even more than yesterday.

2003-05-10 10:54:59 AM  
Glad I moved out of that hellhole of a city a couple years ago. The '99 tornado was enough for one lifetime.
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